Top Choice Fortress in Rasht

Qal'eh Rudkhan

The incredible Seljuk-era walled fortress of Qal'eh Rudkhan defends a steep, wooded spur of the Alborz mountains some 50km south of Rasht and makes a lovely day trip, especially when coupled with a visit to nearby M…
Museum in Rasht

Gilan Rural Heritage Museum

Many traditional Gilani cottages have been reassembled in the grounds of this fascinating open-air museum that strives to represent the different cultural and architectural areas of Gilan. On 45 hectares within the …
Monument in Rasht


Rasht’s most identifiable landmark sits at the western end of the vast, central Shohoda Sq. The Shahrdari’s colonial style is tempered by a token mini dome topping a severe block-like clock tower. The whole area is …
Museum in Rasht

Rasht Museum

While small, this museum is well presented in a 1930s house. Its mannequin displays illustrate the Gilaki lifestyle, amid a selection of 3000-year-old terracotta riton drinking horns in the shape of bulls, rams and …
Statue in Rasht

Kuchuk Khan Horseman Statue

The horseman statue facing down Sa'di St mall from Shohoda Sq depicts Kuchuk Khan, the Jangali leader of ‘Soviet Iran’.
Mausoleum in Rasht

Kuchuk Khan Mausoleum

A steady flow of well-wishers visits Kuchuk Khan's tomb (Manzariyeh St), sheltered by a contemporary brick gazebo with an intricate wooden roof. The tomb is 3km southwest of Shohoda Sq.